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promodlightningppromodlightning Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Pain Medications
Is anyone here taking Topiramate 25mg? My Orthopedic just prescribed this for me to take 1 at bedtime and when I looked it up it said that it is used for seizures.


  • This is probably the wrong section- should have been under medication. Maybe a mod will move the post?

    I had been taking it for months (need to go back on it but I am waiting to see my NS again first). It is a good medicine for prevention of migraine, nerve pain and weight loss. 25 mg is a low dose. It takes a few weeks to start working. I started out at 25 mg and then worked up to 100 mg daily. You have to get used to the side effects. Mine lasted for about 3 weeks- the best part was the weight loss. I have lost roughly 40 lbs. Food doesn't appeal to you-great if your chubby :) the bad part for me is no matter how much I try, I just don't enjoy any food any more. It does make me a little dopey as well. I take mine around 6 pm- any later and I am having weird dreams and night mares.

    Good luck,

  • I ve been taking this medication for nerve pain for about a year .side effects soda taste flat numbness, pin, and needle in my hands and feet
  • My Dr. put me on this medication over a year ago to help me with leg pain. Especially night leg pain. I have a bad back with pinched nerves causing bad right leg pain. Trying to sleep is tough, the weight of the covers feel like 100 pounds sometimes on my leg and foot. The topamax seems to help me. I still have my pain but not as severe as it was without this medication. Also this medication aids in weight loss. Or at least it won't make you gain weight like alot of drugs do.
  • I took this years ago for cluster headaches. Started out at 25 and then ramped up to 100mg. a day. It worked wonders on my headaches, even the "regular" migraines decreased... I didn't have the weight loss (wish I had!! :) ) but I did run into memory problems after about a year... so, my doc took me off it (100, 75, 50, 25, 25 every other day, etc).

    This was back when I had just "regular" pain and I can't ever remember feeling any different back or knee wise while on it... otoh, I could still walk miles back then, now that would just be a dream :(

    Oh, originally it was (and may still be) a seizure medication, they just found that it worked on other things as well.
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